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Not a Window But a Mirror: Technology, Alan Turing, and Me

(Marie Lambert)–On June 8th, just a day after the 60th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing’s death, the University of Reading in announced that the chatbot program known has “Eugene … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

P-R-E-S-S-U-R-E: The High-Stakes Culture of Spelling Bees

(Siraj Sindhu)–I’m sure you’ve seen them. Those really nerdy little kids, standing nervously up on stage, clinging onto those cardboard placards emblazoned with numbers and names as if each one … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Loose Moose Tranquilized and Captured in Biddy’s Yard

(Ethan Corey)– During an otherwise uneventful finals week, a lone adolescent moose descended from the wilderness to wreak havoc upon campus, running wild for several hours before Massachusetts Environmental Police … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 16 Comments

Liveblogging Trustees’ Meeting

(Evelyn Ting)– Tonight, I will be covering the open meeting with the student body about the trustees’ decision to ban fraternities on and off campus.  The trustees joining us will be … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · 37 Comments

Why the Fraternity Ban is a Red Herring

(Ethan Corey)– Yesterday, I attended the meeting with President Biddy Martin organized by the AAS to discuss the Board of Trustees’ recent decision to prohibit students from being members of … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 38 Comments

Live-blogging Tonight’s AAS Meeting

(Ethan Corey)– Hey guys, tonight we’re going to be trying an AC Voice first: live-blogging an emergency meeting of my favorite student government in the world: the Association of Amherst Students. … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 37 Comments

Living in the Shadows in America

(Sharline Dominguez)– We all know that immigration is a hotly debated issue in the United States. We have listened to President Obama speak on television about comprehensive immigration reform alongside … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Marathons Don’t Have Finish Lines

(featurecreature)– The following is a transcript of a speech delivered on March 11th, 2014, as part of the Amherst College Speech Competition. You might not know it by looking at … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Revisiting the JC Decision: The Story of the Dissenting Party

(Elaine Vilorio)– The 2014 presidential run-off election has caused a stir, and with good reason. Its results were delayed by a complaint, appropriately filed within 24 hours of the voting … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 14 Comments

The 2014 AAS Election, Explained

Update: As of 11:30 pm, 4/15/14, the JC has both released their final ruling on the complaint, as well as the election results. They can be found here and here, … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 1 Comment
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